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Graybar Simplifies Network Connections in Commercial Locations

Graybar, a distributor of electrical, communications and data-networking products for supply-chain management and logistics, has made possible an alternative method of enabling network connections in commercial facilities.

According to the company, Direct Attach is a simpler and more secure method than the traditional means of connecting IP network devices in certain building system applications, such as security cameras, wireless access points and lighting controls. Also known as the single-connector, modified permanent link method, Direct Attach removes the jack and patch cord from a typical ethernet connection, and attaches the device directly to a modular plug on the end of the horizontal ethernet cable. Graybar said it worked with Underwriters Laboratories, the independent testing body, to validate the Direct Attach system. UL actively and passively tested the category 5e and 6 cables in various configurations. Graybar works through a network of nearly 240 North American distribution facilities.

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Keywords: Direct Attach, Data Networking, IP Network Devices, Underwriter Laboratories, RFID, Wireless, Bar Code & Voice, All Technology, Business Process Management, Collaboration & Integration, EDI Communication (XML/EDI), Event Management, Order Fulfillment & P.O. Mgmt., SC Planning & Optimization, Supply Chain Visibility, Warehouse Management

According to the company, Direct Attach is a simpler and more secure method than the traditional means of connecting IP network devices in certain building system applications, such as security cameras, wireless access points and lighting controls. Also known as the single-connector, modified permanent link method, Direct Attach removes the jack and patch cord from a typical ethernet connection, and attaches the device directly to a modular plug on the end of the horizontal ethernet cable. Graybar said it worked with Underwriters Laboratories, the independent testing body, to validate the Direct Attach system. UL actively and passively tested the category 5e and 6 cables in various configurations. Graybar works through a network of nearly 240 North American distribution facilities.

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Keywords: Direct Attach, Data Networking, IP Network Devices, Underwriter Laboratories, RFID, Wireless, Bar Code & Voice, All Technology, Business Process Management, Collaboration & Integration, EDI Communication (XML/EDI), Event Management, Order Fulfillment & P.O. Mgmt., SC Planning & Optimization, Supply Chain Visibility, Warehouse Management